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Semester 1

Radical Black Philosophies of Race and Racism (PHIL10216)







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Course Summary

This course explores the writings of Black Power intellectuals and activists from the mid-20th century in the U.S. and throughout the African diaspora.

Course Description

This class will explore the philosophical foundations of the Black Power movement and the birth of Black Studies as a discipline in the 1960s. This course is designed to familiarize students with the various philosophical perspectives of the militant civil rights movement and the Black Power movement. It will investigate the various strategies African descended people throughout the Diaspora have offered for dealing with white supremacy, colonialism, and the modern construction of race. Special attention will be paid to how Black Power theorists used philosophy, art, and experience to refute theories of racial inferiority in the U.S. and abroad.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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